Fear the Terror Babies!!!
Now its babies. You heard me…babies.
It started at the end of June, when Rep. Louis Gohmert (r-TX…ohhhh, it just had to be Texas, didn’t it) took to the house floor to notify congress and the American People of a new threat to our freedom: ”I talked to a retired FBI agent who said that one of the things they were looking at were terrorist cells overseas who had figured out how to game our system. And it appeared they would have young women, who became pregnant, would get them into the United States to have a baby. They wouldn’t even have to pay anything for the baby. And then they would turn back where they could be raised and coddled as future terrorists. And then one day, twenty…thirty years down the road, they can be sent in to help destroy our way of life. ‘Cause they figured out how stupid we are being in this country to allow our enemies to game our system, hurt our economy, get setup in a position to destroy our way of life.”
Yes people, fear the Terror Babies!!!
This, from the same lunatic (seriously, how do these people get elected? HOW?!?!?) who declared that passing the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Bill would lead to Nazism, necrophilia and bestiality…and pedophilia…and Obama is a “radical communist”…and, and…Democrats want another terrorist attack to pass their jobs bill…and, and…
Not to be outdone, republican Rep. Debbie Riddle from…Texas (sigh…) jumped on the terror baby bandwagon, telling CNN’s Anderson Cooper that “former FBI officials” are bringing her office “evidence” that pregnant women are coming to the U.S. posing as tourists, having babies (who then become American citizens), and then returning to their home countries “with the nefarious purpose of turning them into little terrorists, who will then come back to the U.S. and do us harm.”
(ASIDE: Greatest Debbie Riddle Quote from back in the day? ”Where did this idea come from — that everybody deserves free education? … It’s like free groceries. It comes from Moscow. From Russia. Straight out of the pit of hell.)
WHO ELECTS THESE PEOPLE?!?!?!?
Since even the most absurd story can quickly become major news, former FBI official Tom Fuentes (you know, from the same organization that likes to occasionally pop by Texas republican congressional offices with random national security information) went on CNN to tame America’s fear of evil babies: ”There was never a credible report — or any report, for that matter — coming across through all the various mechanisms of communication to indicate that there was such a plan for these terror babies to be born.”
Then Gohmert went on CNN to spread the word…and it got a little ugly. Gohmert was “forced” to admit (under Anderson’s Cooper’s “tough” questioning about his FBI sources): “No, I didn’t talk to them, because the point is: when we did the research, we found the hole existed.” Hmmm…
But there you go, trying to use “facts” to disprove something that someone made up to scare people.
Its a losing tactic.